Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up

Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you. It’s a non-comprehensive sampling of the larger and/or more intriguing aspects of our global work…

[The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]

PAKISTAN: With ICRC support, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society is operating mobile health clinics for victims of violence in Waziristan. 

NEPAL: Where hundreds of people have lost an arm or leg to conflict, accident or disease, the ICRC runs a physical rehabilitation program. This week they launched a five-day “Amputee Follow-up” camp for more than 80 people to have their artificial limbs checked, adjusted and repaired.
COLOMBIA: As a part of its extensive HIV outreach program, the Columbian Red Cross is providing support for an orphanage for children orphaned by AIDS.
JAMAICA: The Red Cross is also a pioneer in HIV/AIDS programs in the Caribbean. 
WORLDWIDE: The IFRC is mobilizing Red Cross and Red Crescent societies around the world to tackle the global road safety crisis.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies